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Historical Allusions: Nikki G

Vehicle stereotypically driven by hippies
Famous ancient Egyptian statue
Member of the Black Panthers; Said “Violence is as American as cherry pie”; In jail for murdering 2 police officers (they were black, which ties to her theme of the “responsible negro” being part of the problem and deserving of violence)
The cradle of civilization in the Middle East/Northern Africa
Member of Freedom Riders; Member of Black Panthers; Coined slogans: “Black is beautiful” and “Black Power”; Left USA to go to Guinea after being threatened by gov for protesting Vietnam;
Young Jewish woman who wrote a diary during the holocaust about her time hiding from the Nazi’s
Led a military campaign during the 2nd Punic War in which he marched an entire army (including elephants) over the Alps into Italy and fought the Roman Empire
First Air Force unit of black men; Served honorably and heroically in WWII; 1st black air pilots because before this time blacks were thought incapable of these hard jobs;
The archetypal desexualized black woman. Usually fat, or just sexually undesirable. Strong and motherly. Not attractive to men (usually nagging or man-hating or treats the man like one of her children).
Soul singing group with a lyric saying “love is so simple”.
Kenyan Revolution against the British who had colonized them; 1956-1963; Also a card game.
Zodiac sign known to be moody: “Cancerian male may seem to a different person every time you meet him. He may be nervous and fickle one moment; extremely confident the second minute and too shy the very next. A Cancerian guy may get sad and melancholic at times then, suddenly his wistfulness will vanish and he will be sparkling with wit and humor. Cancerian men may look harsh and distant at times, but inside they are very gentle, kind and affectionate.
Neighborhood in Hyde Park on South-side Chicago where Giovanni grew up.
Also known as Amiri Baraka; Artist and poet; Supported Black Nationalism; Changed his mind later in life and rejected the movement, becoming a Marxist.
Housing project in Southside Chicago that was the center of a debate about fair housing policy(about deed restricted communities that were racially divided).
Renown Egyptian Queen famous for her elegant beauty
International Criminal Police Commission
Colloquialism for the word “colored”.
Famous leader of the Black Nationalist Movement; Proponent of violent revolution assassinated
An afro; To embrace natural black hair and not try to assimilate to white people by straightening the hair.
The archetypal “whore” characterization of black females. The hyper-sexualized woman who is valued only for her sexual appeal and who has her value defined by how attractive she is to men.
Still, unmoving. Law of inertia: an object in motion tends to stay in motion unless acted upon by an outside force. An object at rest tends to stay at rest unless acted upon by an outside force.